She ran across the fields of grass, running into the forest, dodging trees and rocks as the almost full moon lit the way. Her white fur swaying in the cool breeze as she ran, feeling the smooth soil beneath her paws. She howled as she ran, hearing several more howls in response.
Suddenly she ran into an open field and stopped. She had reached her destination. Smiling, the white wolf walked toward the stone archway, seeing the Otherworld, still and peaceful as it had always been. She stopped at the arch and closed her eyes, shifting back to her human form.
Her fur disappeared, her ears shrunk back down to human size, her muzzle shortening back to a normal human mouth. Her canine teeth shifting back to her human teeth, her tail going back into her spine until there was nothing. Claws were shrunk down to fingernails and her paws returned to human hands. Her brownish blonde hair reached down to mid back. Her amber eyes going back to their natural blue color.
Looking at the archway, she stared into the Otherworld, smiling happily and eager to enter. She looked at the stone dragons, bowing before them in respect, then walked through the arch and into Otherworld, the entrance shimmering and becoming hidden once again as if there had been no one there.
She breathed in the clean and fresh air as she walked calmly towards the castle, hearing the waves of the ocean nearby, crashing into the cliff the castle was near. The grass felt cool and soft under her feet, also getting wet from the dew. She loved the feeling and enjoyed it.
When she reached the castle, she looked around.
Everything was clean and rejuvenated. It had taken her a long time to rebuild and clean everything here but she succeeded.
As she looked around, she stopped and stared a bit. "So quiet and empty."
She hoped others would find the entrance leading to Otherworld. It was nice here but she was the only one there with no one to talk to, except for the animals and other creatures that lived there. She wanted someone that was like her to find this place and discover how beautiful and fascinating it was here.
She went back outside and sat in the grass, her jeans getting wet but she didn't care. She smiled as she remembered the first time she discovered this place, being excited and running around like she was free. But she kept asking herself why only she discover it first.
The shapeshifter answered her own question in a whisper. "Everything happens for a reason."